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'Waking Life' - really good movie.

DJ.CODE

TRIBE Member
Yo,

Last night I went to see this movie and I am glad I did. The animation was just so much fun to watch.
so many illustrators, and a few familiar 'faces'.

Has anyone else enjoyed this movie... and if so, what did you think?

I wish to be in a state of non-stop luccidity!

"that guy is all action and no theory... We're all theory and no action."

code.
 

DJ.CODE

TRIBE Member
I guess no one saw this or no one liked it?

Well, it was a review cinema I saw it in. Perhaps all that can be said about has already been said.?

code.
 
I liked the idea, and it's a really neat experimental film.

But I was trying very hard to stay awake. I think it would appeal to hard core philosophy fans, because they are expecting the viewer to have *some* background in philosophy and understanding certain concepts. I got most of it, but there were times it was just either flying way over my head, or just boring the hell out of me with the dialogue.

From the Ministry of reviewed it back in November for TRIBE

Prime Minister Highsteppa
 
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Originally posted by air-bag
sleeping??@@?
Yes, sleeping. Deeply. I found it visually very beautiful, but dialoguewise it veered into mental masturbation territory at points. I'm a bottom line kind of guy, and hmmming and hawing about things doesn't interest me. Like I said, I think it's a great idea, but there were times where I was thinking that I got the point about 10 minutes ago


I couldnt let myself blink so that i wont miss anything...
And like I said, it was very nice to look at, but I wasn't 100% jiving with the material that was being talked about. Just me

From the Ministry of zzzzzzzzzzz.........

Prime Minister Highsteppa
 

Loopster

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by el presidente Highsteppa

From the Ministry of zzzzzzzzzzz.........
That's hilarious!

A friend of mine actually fell asleep in the Carlton during the last 1/2 of the film. I really liked it though ... I agree that is was visually beautiful (very interesting & fun to watch), but I also liked the dialogue & differing points of view. Must confess I found it a little hard to follow at points since they did go off on a multitude of tangents while changes the details onscreen ... not to mention the sensation of swimming backgrounds & other details not commonplace in a cerebral film ... but overall, I was impressed. It definitely provided us fodder for some stimulating conversation afterwards ....

Not everybody's cup of tea, to be sure. But worth a view, I'd say.
 

Jeffsus

TRIBE Member
wanted to see it but couldnt find a theatre where itw as playing..

whens it on video?

AI was on video today.

YAY

-jM
Acquire and Consume
 

Loopster

TRIBE Member
Okay ... one last post. It's definitely still playing at the Rep. theatres ... i.e. tomorrow night at the Kingsway on Bloor W. I don't have a new Festival Guide for March onward ... but pick one up ... I'm sure it'll be playing somewhere or another this month.

Good luck.

:)
 
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kerouacdude

TRIBE Member
have to weigh in on this one.

I'm with DJ

Saw Waking Life on Sunday, hasn't been far from my mind since, and can't wait to see it again.

It's more like an album than a movie (yes, i was a kid before CDs came) in that you pay really close attention to some songs/scenes and then others you're paying attention but also have that whole other part of your brain working, with ideas and thoughts and memories coming to you.

A friend found it a bit too preachy, but I think the first half has to set up the various existential theories and get the audience used to the idea that they're going to have to invest in the film, in order for the second half to take off. And it does, i was disappointed the film ended, coz since it doesn't have a story, it's more like an amusement park of ideas...I was incredibly energized and inspired coming out of the theatre.

And this is from a guy who usually likes hyper-realism in film...
 

Cage

TRIBE Member
Waking Life is my one favorite movie.
it's kinda weird
but I almost don't want other people to see it
I sorta want it to just be for me

I admired the way it articulated its ideas
like being caught up in the ongoing "wow"
and the girl that didn't want to be an ant
on some nights I waltz with my confusion

Rick
 

kerouacdude

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Cage
Waking Life is my one favorite movie.
it's kinda weird
but I almost don't want other people to see it
I sorta want it to just be for me

I feel the opposite Rick....i've been talking this movie up to lots of people...it's almost like drugs coz you go on your own little trip.
I'm under no illusions that everyone will like it though... I think a lot of people don't pay any mind to this kind of stuff.
 
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